530 Bags of Heroin Found in Car During Third Weekend of Patrol Surge on Routes 24/195
Eight drunk drivers and two drug traffickers were arrested in week 3 of the Patrol Surge, according to a press release from the Massachusetts State Police.
The following is from a Massachusetts State Police press release:
Massachusetts State Police patrols assigned to saturate Routes 24 and 195 during the overnight hours this past weekend arrested eight drunk drivers, and apprehended two other motorists who had 530 bags of heroin in their car.
Another highlight of week 3 of the Patrol Surge was an arrest for operating under the influence (3rd offense) on Route 24 in Berkley. Two other arrests were for OUI 2nd offense.
Troopers also issued seven criminal summons and wrote 272 motor vehicle citations. In addition to the OUI arrests and the two above mentioned drug arrests, troopers made two other arrests. None of those arrested for OUI were from Stoughton.
The drug trafficking arrests were made after troopers stopped a 1996 Toyota Camry on Route 195 eastbound at 10:26 p.m. Saturday after they observed the car speeding, following too closely, and recklessly changing lanes.
The Camry was observed being driven 90 mph in a 55 mph zone. After stopping the car, troopers found 530 bags of heroin and a bag of unpackaged heroin. Arrested were Keith M. Boucher, 36, of Wareham, and Jonathan B. Rose, 20, of Monument Beach (Bourne).
Each was charged with trafficking in heroin and conspiracy to violate drug laws, while Rose, the driver, was additionally charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
The Routes 24/195 Patrol Surge deploys 11 additional patrols from 8 p.m. Friday night to 4 a.m. Saturday morning and again from 8 p.m. Saturday night to 4 a.m. Sunday morning on the two southeastern Massachusetts highways and feeder roads into them. The additional patrols complement the 4-6 regular patrols on those roads out of the Middleborough and Dartmouth Barracks. State Police will continue the extra patrols through the end of September.
Thus far, three weeks into the campaign, State Police have arrested 27 drunk drivers, have made 20 additional arrests, have issued 19 criminal summons, and have written 756 citations for unsafe driving behaviors or motor vehicle defects.